Go Pro Ejected From Race Car During Accident... And Still Works Perfectly!!!
I mounted my Go Pro HD Hero on a race car in a location that could
potentially provide some footage of intense racing action. Unfortunately,
this location was a little too intense. Some slowing cars in front of the
camera car caused a pile up where another driver drove over the right rear
of the camera car and took out the rearward facing camera I had mounted.
The forward facing camera shows how the other camera flew through the right
side window and bounced off the hood of the car and ended up approximately
60 feet from where the accident took place. Miraculously, the camera still
works perfectly and all I need is a new rollbar mount.
I was very anxious to find my camera and see what happened when the two
cars collided, however, the footage on the rear facing camera cut out about
20 seconds before the accident. I believe this is due to the fact that the
camera has to process the footage before it is written to the card and my
low class SD card could not write fast enough. When I removed the camera
from the case the memory card was not fully inserted into the camera and
was probably loosened during the contact. I also believe that although the
memory card was ejected, the camera never actually shut off as the battery
was almost dead when I found the camera the next day and turned it on.
It's amazing that this camera stood up to being hit by a car and still
works even though the footage did not record. The tire mark on the camera
case proves that the camera took one huge hit!